King Henry IV (1367-1413) and Wives (Mary de Bohun and Joan of Navarre)


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Henry IV (c. April 1367 – 20 March 1413), also known as Henry Bolingbroke, was King of England from 1399 to 1413. He asserted the claim of his grandfather King Edward III, a maternal grandson of Philip IV of France, to the Kingdom of France. Henry was the first English ruler since the Norman Conquest, over three hundred years prior, whose mother tongue was English rather than French.

Henry was the son of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, himself the son of Edward III.
More information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_IV_of_England

King of England, Lord of Ireland:
Reign: 30 September 1399 – 20 March 1413
Coronation: 13 October 1399
Predecessor: Richard II
Successor: Henry V

Born: c. April 1367
Bolingbroke Castle, Lincolnshire, England
Died: 20 March 1413 (aged 45)
Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster, England
Burial: Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, England
Spouses: Mary de Bohun
​(m. 1381; died 1394)​
Joan of Navarre ​(m. 1403)​
Children:
Henry V, King of England
Thomas, Duke of Clarence
John, Duke of Bedford
Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester
Blanche, Electress Palatine
Philippa, Queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden
House: Lancaster (Plantagenet)
Father: John of Gaunt
Mother: Blanche of Lancaster

Mary de Bohun (c. 1369/70 – 4 June 1394) was the first wife of King Henry IV of England and the mother of King Henry V. Mary was never queen, as she died before her husband came to the throne.
More information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_de_Bohun

Joan of Navarre, also known as Joanna (c. 1368 – 10 June 1437) was Duchess of Brittany by marriage to Duke John IV and later Queen of England as the second wife of King Henry IV. She served as regent of Brittany from 1399 until 1403 during the minority of her son. She also served as regent of England during the absence of her stepson, Henry V, in 1415. Four years later he imprisoned her and confiscated her money and land. Joan was released in 1422, shortly before Henry V's death.

Joan was a daughter of King Charles II of Navarre and Joan of France.
More information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_of_Navarre,_Queen_of_England

Joan's funeral effigy in Canterbury Cathedral, beside that of her husband.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0e/Henry_the_IV's_tomb,_Canterbury_08.JPG
 
Joan of Navarre achieved a first in her lifetime. She was the first lady becoming a Queen of England after being widowed.
 
Joan was Duchess of Brittany as the consort of Jean IV from October 1386 until the death of her husband in November 1399.
By her mother,Jeanne de Valois, Queen of Navarre she was related to the king of France.
 
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